Author Archives: Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw
Steve Shaw is the primary content manager for Muscle and Brawn. Questions? Please visit the forum.

How to Boost Testosterone

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Almost every man on the planet wants more testosterone. Whether it’s to be more confident, to get stronger, have more muscle or to become more fertile.

T holds the key to most things males covet, as it increases masculinity and often makes… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles Bulking General Diet Nutrition

Estimating Calorie Needs for Bodybuilding Cutting, Bulking and Maintenance

Bodybuilding is 80% nutrition and 20% training. And your calorie intake is by far the most important factor when it comes to your diet. For example, even if you eat super clean and are 100% disciplined with your diet, you’ll still gain … Read more

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Powerlifting Workouts

9 Week Powerlifting Periodization Peaking Workout

This is a 9 week strength building cycle meant for intermediate level powerlifters and strength training athletes. Starting numbers are based upon your current one rep max for squats, bench press and deadlifts, plus the amount of weight you… Read more

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3 Ways to Train Like a Fool

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Let me guess…you’ve just flipped through the latest issue of Flex or Muscular Development, and you’re pumped to hit the gym. Your testicles feel swollen like grapefruits, and you’re ready to swole-a-fy yourself… Read more

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Understanding Workouts – When Should I Add Weight?

When Should I Add Weight?

Progression is king in muscle building. To get bigger, you have to add more weight to the bar. Even if you are using high intensity techniques including rest-pause work, slow negative training, etc., you can’t… Read more

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Understanding Workouts: What is Rep Timing

What is Rep Timing?

Some bodybuilding workouts will dictate that you perform reps with a certain speed, or rep timing. For example, you may see a workout that includes the bench press and looks like this:

  • Bench Press, 3 x 6 – Perform with
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Weight Lifting Advice: E-Stat Guys And Gurus

This topic usually pisses a few people off. And I will say, if you’re one of the people being pissed off, I’m sorry I ruined your day. But this needs to be said. So I suggest you gird up you balls, look in the mirror, and own up if you are… Read more

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